Cross Bay Challenge 2013 at Hest Bank
CancerCare is proud to be the organiser of the UK's favourite half marathon, and the only race in the world to cross a tidal area. Despite being run mainly on the flat, the Cross Bay Challenge certainly lives up to its title as runners battle sand and sea through the numerous water channels running down from the Lake District hills, crossing county borders from Cumbria to Lancashire. For those who prefer to take in the beauty of their surroundings at a calmer pace, there is also a shorter walk that is open to all and proves popular with families and friends of runners as it offers the opportunity to experience the incredible scenery of the bay and the Lake District peaks, finishing in the same place as the half marathon in time to cheer to runners across the finish line. Last year nearly 700 runners and over 300 walkers took part. The 13.1 mile run and 6 mile walk are carefully marked and marshalled, and we've received high praise for how well this event is organised. We're aiming for 1000 runners this year, and already getting sign-ups from all over the world. So if you want to be jogging or strolling across the sands in August don't leave it too late to sign up.
Participants have the choice of a half marathon or there's a family-friendly 6 mile walk that finishes in the same place as the runners in time to cheer them over the finish line. Transport is available both at the start and finish of the walk and to take runners to the race start.
The event raises funds for local charity, CancerCare.
Half marathon: £26 UK affiliated / £28 non-affiliated (advance entries only).
Walk: £10 advance entry / £15 on the day.
Prices include refreshments, transport, etc.
|Sun 16 Jun 2013|
|Notes||Walk starts 09.00 (takes approx. 2 hours).
Race starts 10.00 (1h15 to max 4 hours).
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Gibraltar Farm, Silverdale, Carnforth, LA5 0UA
Map reference: SD 461737 Lat: 54.15628 Long: -2.82684
Travelling north on the A6, turn left (A5105 Coastal Road) at Bolton le Sands traffic lights towards Morecambe. Free parking on the shore front (over the level crossing) Transport for both walkers and runners will depart from here.
Parking : free